We are not far into 2020, and for many, that can mean working hard to keep your list of new year’s resolutions. Though many might be personal goals, you might have a few spots on your list for new home habits, maybe even conservation tips. Even if you don’t, we are here to help you get through this new year with smarter, new home habits. Whether it’s your electrical system, your home heating, or just a simple goal to keep up with cleaning and home clutter — these all can have a significant impact on your overall home.
Hosting friends and family for the holidays is one of the most wonderful parts of the season, but holiday parties can quickly cause your house to overheat. To make sure everyone feels fantastic during your next get-together, here are a few helpful suggestions you won’t want to leave out of your holiday party preparation.
Did you know that the outside air is often better quality than your indoor home air? This might be crazy to think of, but the truth is there are a lot of factors that lead to more inferior indoor air quality throughout your home.
Fall is here! Though you might not be too consumed with your back-to-school routine, one thing homeowners everywhere should keep in mind is keeping your HVAC and home air quality in tip-top shape. With the constant in and out of the new fall routine, here’s everything you can do to ensure your home is comfortable and prepared for the season ahead.
With the summer quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to have your air conditioning system serviced by a professional. With that said, how do you know if your AC unit just needs service or if it’s actually too small for your home? Believe it or not, the vast majority of homeowners continue to have their AC unit serviced when the real problem is that it’s too small for their home. Thankfully, you can look for some signs that might indicate that your AC system needs an upgrade.
With summer right around the corner, you’ve probably already dusted off your patio furniture and are prepping your pool for fun in the sun. After all, there’s nothing like a little spring cleaning to get the ball rolling. However, even though your floors are sparkling and windows shine, your home may not be as clean as you think. What about the places that many people turn a blind eye to?
You’ve heard the expression, breath of fresh air. Many people move away from city areas just to experience the clear and natural freshness of the air quality. Breathing in pollutants can build up in your system and cause a subtle degree of sickness that is not always obvious. Luckily, you can combat this by installing humidifiers, cleaning air ducts, and by cleaning or replacing the filter.
When it comes to lighting your home, you’ll want to approach the project from a room-by-room perspective. As you know, each room in your home isn’t created equal, so neither should your lighting! Think about it: you spend time perfecting your decor — but you cannot highlight that without the proper lighting. A well-lit home adds dimension, warmth, and an overall mood to every room.
Does this situation sound familiar? You and your family are about to plug in the Christmas tree, and as you have the tree all decorated and you begin to light it up, an appliance or light shuts off simultaneously. This common issue, often known as “blowing a fuse,” happens when a circuit breaker is overloaded. Though it’s often a quick flick of a circuit breaker switch to get everything back to normal, the safest course of action is to ensure an overload doesn’t keep occurring.
California residents are no stranger to wildfires. Even if your home hasn’t suffered direct damage as a result of the blaze, there is still a strong chance that the lingering smoke, ash, soot, and dust blanketing the area is placing an additional burden on your heating and cooling equipment.